Gay specificity: the re-working of heteronormative discourse in the Hong Kong gay community
|Collections||Sexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia: International Conference of Asian Queer Studies (2005)|
|Title:||Gay specificity: the re-working of heteronormative discourse in the Hong Kong gay community|
|Author(s):||Lau, Hoi Leung|
|Publisher:||Canberra, ACT: The Australian National University|
|Citation:||Lau,Hoi Leung (2005, July). Gay specificity: the re-working of heteronormative discourse in the Hong Kong gay community. Paper presented at Sexualities, Genders and Rights in Asia: 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies. Bangkok, Thailand: AsiaPacifiQueer Network, Mahidol University; Australian National University|
This qualitative research is a study on the specific culture of the gay community in Hong Kong. Mainstream academic research in Hong Kong gay community has mostly focused on the construction and formation of gay identity and gay culture especially under the postcolonial context of Hong Kong. By adopting narrative analysis of the life histories of gay men, the research focus has been placed upon their self-recognition of gay identity, closet practices, coming out process, and sexual and intimate relationship. In response to this mainstream agenda, this study purports to two relatively neglected empirical phenomena concerning Hong Kong gay community, namely the adoption of zero-one role division and the marginalisation of the sissy gay men. These two contentious issues define my research focus.
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